Myanmar fire spreads to China

The main street market of Lushui, Nu Jiang valley in southwest China's Yunnan province. Photo: AFP

A fire starting in Myanmar spread across the border to China, raging through forests in two townships and into a protected nature reserve, local forest fire control authorities reported yesterday, according to the ECNS website.

The blaze crossed the border into Yunnan Province late Saturday afternoon. Two sections of forests -- under the jurisdiction of Lushui City.

More than 100 fire fighters were mobilized as they marched into the difficult terrains toward the blaze at about 3,100 meters above sea level.

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